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Student films get debut on BBC iPlayer

Two short films created by University of Stirling students as part of a unique partnership with BBC Scotland are being showcased by the broadcaster online.

Disclosure documentary screenshot from the BBC iplayer website

New exhibition celebrates Scotland’s Commonwealth Games heroes

A new exhibition curated by University of Stirling experts to celebrate Scotland’s historic sporting heroes is set to open in Birmingham as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Liz Lynch at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, 1986

How the humble sea cucumber could transform fish farming

Help to solve one of the world’s most pressing dilemmas - how to feed our growing population whilst protecting the planet – may be at hand from a surprising ally – the sea cucumber.

Mediterranean sea cucumber

Record number of University of Stirling athletes set for Commonwealth Games

A record number of athletes from the University of Stirling will compete in this summer’s Commonwealth Games – with 20 set to travel to Birmingham in the coming days.

Stirling athletes heading to Birmingham.

Study reveals impact of alcohol packaging on young people

New research from the University of Stirling has highlighted the significant impact that alcohol packaging has on capturing the attention of, and creating appeal amongst, young people.

bottles of wine

New sustainable aquaculture investment for Stirling

An ambitious new aquaculture research and innovation facility at the University of Stirling has received a further one million pounds of investment.

Planning image of NATIH

Most stakeholders support review of alcohol laws at UK football stadia but concerns persist, new study finds

Easing legal restrictions around the sale and consumption of alcohol at UK football stadia could deliver public safety and financial benefits, but is not without risks, according to key stakeholders interviewed as part of a new University of Stirling study.


On the ‘elevator to extinction’: arctic-alpine plants endangered in Scottish Highlands

Rare arctic-alpine plants are being driven higher up Scotland’s mountains by climate change and will soon become extinct if we don’t intervene, new research from the University of Stirling has found.

Snow pearlwort

Dementia student honoured at the Palace of Westminster

An MSc Dementia Studies student, who balanced his studies with a full-time job as a care home manager while also raising thousands of pounds for charity, has been recognised with a prestigious award.

Naga Munchetty, Nicolas Kee Mew BCAv, Alison Bond, BCA Ambassador

Principal recognised with a knighthood at Windsor Castle

University of Stirling Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, has been presented with a knighthood during an Investiture at Windsor Castle.

Principal knighthood

Top award for University of Stirling football coach

The head coach of the University of Stirling’s men’s football team – which competes across eight competitions – has been recognised with a prestigious award.

Chris Geddes

Catriona Matthew inducted into BUCS Hall of fame

Professional golfer Catriona Matthew OBE – the first female sports scholar at the University of Stirling – has been inducted into the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Hall of Fame.

Cathy Gallagher and Catriona Matthew by the loch on campus

McClymont represents Team International at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup

University of Stirling golf scholar Lorna McClymont has helped her team to win the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup in Geneva, Switzerland.

Lorna McClymont watches the ball after teeing off.

Team Scotland cyclist graduates ahead of Commonwealth Games bow

Commonwealth Games-bound cyclist, Finn Crockett, took some time out the saddle this week – swapping Lycra for academic robes – as he graduated from the University of Stirling.

Cyclist Finn Crockett has graduated from the University of Stirling.